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Shelley Perry
English 096
10 November 2010
Affects of Music in Life
Realizing the affects of music on my life became apparent to me while reading the article (“The Importance of Music in Our Society”) assigned to complete this essay. It became very apparent that music is a major part of our society. It has a purpose for each individual, which plays a role in life on any given day. When ask about music, Classical, Hip-Hop, Jazz, and R&B may come to mind. Most will think of their favorite song and the important part it holds in their life’s, those that appreciate music; like myself, it gives hope, inspiration, and sincerity, it can be calming, even spirit lifting, are my first thoughts.

Music is cultural; many cultures use music to celebrate and worship. History implies that music was first created by humans as a spiritual link between humans and a higher power. This is also part of my culture, my first experience with music, was in church. Gospel music makes me feel spiritually lifted and inspired, reminding me that, I have a higher power that I can depend on. Different types of music affect us differently such as; Classical and Jazz gives me peace and serenity when feeling down on myself and/or discourage with life. This makes me wonder, what life would be, without the many sounds of music. The sounds of pianos, horns, violins and drums, evoke feelings of excitement or serenity, pleasure or sorrow, joy and peace. It is believed that music can stimulate the mind, (Gilbert Galindo) this is proven in today’s society, music is used to enhance television commercials, to convince us to purchase an item. Children television shows used it as learning tools, there are even shows based on it, such as; American Idol and Dancing with the stars. It appears that, music plays a part in everyday life. In the article, the author indicates that, in all levels of education, music has immense worth. Students learn many important and necessary values...
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